61st Annual Macon County Fair :: September 17-20 @ Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center - 441 South, Franklin, NC

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Life’s Bounty Appreciation Dinner will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, starting at 6 p.m. at their event center downstairs, 28 E Main St. in Franklin. Free food and music. Donations will go to Shop with a Cop.

Historic Rickman Store located Hwy. 28 N is open free to the public Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Drop by to tour the store, visit the new Gem Mining Exhibit, and share some refreshments. Music jams are on Saturdays and free Wi-Fi is available.

Macon County Public Health is at this year's Macon County Fair for a variety of screening and educational events. On Thursday, Sept. 18, learn how to perform hands-only "Sidewalk CPR" and enroll in Macon County's Code Red program. On Friday, Sept. 19, free oral cancer screenings will be available; and on Saturday, Sept. 20, flu shots will be offered at a cost of $25. Look for Macon County Public Health's fair booth outside under the awning.

High Mountain Squares "End of Summer Dance" will be held on Friday, Sept. 19, 6:30 to 9 p.m., at the Macon County Community Building 441 S. Ace McGee from Anderson, S.C., will be the caller. Western-style square dancing, main/stream and plus levels. Everyone is welcome. For information, call (828)371-4946, (828)342-1560, (828)332-0001 or www.highmountainsquare.com.

Federated Franklin Woman’s Club Meeting will be held on Friday, Sept. 19, noon to 2 p.m. at the Boiler Room. Members should plan to attend this important meeting and bring a purse (or two) with a “secret” surprise tucked inside. The purses will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

Free P.O.P.S. Weight Loss Support Group meets the second Tuesday of every month, 6:30 p.m., on the third floor at Angel Hospital. The group is for men and women that have had or are are thinking about having bariatric surgery or seeking to lose weight and maintain weight loss. Speakers are scheduled on a regular basis who offer informative topics for all people interested in weight loss. They discuss ideas, share questions, comments and concerns as a group. For info, (828)399-1818.

Isabella Marie Boyd Chapter 44 Order of Confederate Rose announces its Second Annual Order of Confederate Rose Ball to be held Saturday, Sept. 20, 7 to 10 p.m., at The Quality Inn 2807 US Hwy 74 E, Sylva. Tickets may be purchased at The Scottish Tartans Museum, The Macon County Historical Museum or at the door. Period Dress is requested but optional.

Leatherman Family Reunion for the descendants of Zachariah and Palestine Gibson Leatherman will be held on Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Cowee Volunteer Fire-Rescue Dept., 1309 Ruby Mine Rd. All relatives and friends are invited. Lunch will be at 1 p.m. Bring a basket lunch, marriages, births, and deaths for the family history records. For more information, call (828)524-7783.

Macon County Horse Association Horse Show will be held on Sunday, Sept. 21, noon at the Macon County fair grounds. BBQ and sides will be available for purchase. Admission is free.

Anderson 120th Reunion will be held on Sunday, Sept. 21, at South Macon School. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., lunch at 1 p.m. Plates, cups, and plastic ware will be furnished. Note the change of location. If any questions, call (706)490-3044.

North Jackson County Republicans will meet on Monday, Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m., at the Sylva Republican Headquarters at 56 Sunrise Park on Highway 107 across from Bogarts Restaurant. All Republican mid-term election candidates for federal, state and county offices have been invited to speak and answer voter questions. Republicans, voters and others interested are invited to attend. For Jackson County GOP information, call Ralph Slaughter (828)743-6491, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to the website www.jacksoncountygop.com.

Macon County Democratic Party Headquarters at 251 Sloan Road, is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The office is also open for special events, as well as executive committee, Democratic Men’s Club, Democratic Women’s Club, and Young Democrats meetings. For information on events, to volunteer, to register to vote, or to participate in any way, phone during office hours, or leave a message, at (828)369-8561.

Hospice Volunteer Training is being offered at the future Hospice House located at 272 Maple Street, on Monday, Sept. 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch will be served. For reservations, call Cristy Kelly, Volunteer coordinator for Four Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, at (828)551-8827.

Sustainable Mountain Living Communities Free Class Creating a Forest Garden will be held on Monday, Sept. 22, 6 p.m. at the Clayton Municipal Complex on Hwy. 76 West. Jackie Hollman operates a forest farm in Rabun Gap. She will teach you about the many plants, herbs and fruits which can grow in forests and explain how to cultivate them. Registration is not required. For information contact (706)490-3548, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit us on Facebook at SMLCinc.

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge # 81, Macon-Jackson County, will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m., at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 69 Iotla Street. All local, county and federal law enforcement personnel, active or retired as well as their support staff are welcome to attend. For more information call John O'- Connor at (828)349-0698.

Girl Scout Express Event will be held Tuesday, Sept. 23, 6 p.m.- Southwestern Community College, Macon Campus, Cecil Groves Center, Board Room, 44 Siler Farm Road, Franklin. Girls can become members for $15. Girl participation in program events is immediate but placement in a troop is based on availability. Girl Scouts are in need of dedicated adults to take on the role of troop leaders. Each troop is led by at least two non-related registered leaders. For more information, visit www.girlscoutsp2p.org or contact local director of membership development Bess Newton at (828)252-4442 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Franklin Bird Club walk along the Greenway will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 8 a.m., meet at Salali Lane. Parking is off Fox Ridge Road which is just south of Franklin Flea Market on Highlands Rd. For more information, call (828)524-5234.


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